Education Support

Support for families

Through our Study Buddy Program, Jo Evans (our Education Support Coordinator), will be working with children, families and teachers to ensure that all children with cystic fibrosis (CF) can have the best learning opportunities and experiences while managing their CF. Jo can do this through:

  • Exploring strategies with parents and children with CF to support their learning.
  • Collaborating with families, teachers and other educational professionals to find the most effective ways to support children with CF.
  • Speaking to school staff to raise awareness about CF and the impacts on health and learning.
  • Providing educational resources and referrals to other services.
  • Liaising with medical professionals and hospital teachers.

For more information contact or phone (03) 9686 1811.

Computer equipment for loan

Our school aged members who have CF may be eligible to loan computer equipment such as laptops or iPads for educational use. For more information visit the loan equipment page, contact or phone (03) 9686 1811.

Resources for teachers

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CFSmart provides a wide range of educational resources about CF for teachers, parents and students including:

  • Four interactive E-learning training modules about CF.
  • Information booklets and fact sheets for early childhood, primary and high school age students and teachers.
  • Videos and personal stories about living with CF.

Teacher education sessions 2018

Several children’s’ hospitals run information sessions for crèche, kindergarten and day care centre staff and school teachers involved in the care of a child with CF. These sessions are a great opportunity for educators to get detailed information about CF and how to provide a CF-friendly environment. 

Get your school involved in FUNdraising

Crazy Hair Day Banner

Crazy Hair Day is an annual fundraising event organised by Cystic Fibrosis Community Care- Victoria (CFCC) and is a fun way for schools to raise awareness and funds for people living with CF. The official day is Friday 18 August but feel free to choose a date that suits your school better and go as C-R-A-Z-Y as you can! Find out more or register online.

Our Study Buddy Program is supported by the Newman’s Own Foundation

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CFSmart is produced in conjunction with CFWA and our new website is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation